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Advanced Motivational Interviewing

9:00am - December 9, 2019
Pacific Southwest ATTC

Joan Palevsky Center - Board Room
281 South Figueroa Street., Suite 100
Los Angeles , CA 90012
United States

Registration Deadline: December 9, 2019
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Motivational interviewing, a treatment approach developed by William Miller, has been well established as an effective way to promote behavior change in individuals. This day-long course requires previous training and experience using motivational interviewing. It will provide in depth instruction, practice and feedback on fostering and utilizing change talk to increase client motivation and movement toward change across all health, mental health and substance use conditions. Significant time will be devoted to “real play” practice to enable participants to gain skills necessary to elicit change talk from clients with low levels of readiness for change, thereby increasing levels of motivation and moving them toward action to address their health-related issues.  Please note: This training is only appropriate for people who have previous training experience and have used motivational interviewing skills in a clinical setting. Participants who need introductory-level training should not attend this training. Due to the skill building emphasis of this training session, registration for this training is limited to a maximum of 40 participants**  

At the conclusion of the daylong training, participants will be able to:

1.     Explain how the three components of motivational interviewing (MI) Spirit, evocation, collaboration, autonomy/support) can be used to solicit client motivation;
2.     Identify at least three examples of change talk in client statements; 3. Identify at least three examples sustain talk in clients statements;

4.     Demonstrate how the Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity Scale (MITI) can be used when listening to a therapist/counselor work with a client; 5. .       Describe at least two ways to respond to sustain talk.